The Disney Theme-Park Background Music Bracket -- Round One, Day Two
Walkin' right down the middle of...Hollywood Boulevard.
Hello, everyone! I hope you’re doing well on this fine Tuesday morning, and if nothing else, I hope you’re ready to relax by discussing, voting upon, and listening to some wonderful background loops and ride/show audio (hint, hint) within the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts in the first round of the Disney Theme-Park Background Music Bracket.
No further preamble is necessary — let’s go!
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(2) Jungle Cruise (AWOL Airwaves - WDW) queue loop vs. (15) Skipper Canteen loop: Sometimes, more is more. And so it is true of the Skipper Canteen loop, which is more than twice as long than that of the AWOL Airwaves-specific version of the Jungle Cruise queue loop. Similar-ish music, and a very close proximity in terms of location. (Skipper Canteen, for those who are not already aware, is a restaurant near Jungle Cruise in the Walt Disney World version of Adventureland.) But Skipper Canteen runs longer and is thus more enjoyable for me as a listener.
What do you think?
Jungle Cruise (AWOL Airwaves - WDW)
(7) Hollywood Boulevard loop vs. (10) Echo Lake loop: Considering that each of these loops relates to Hollywood in some way, you might think that the music is the exact same or at least feels (or sounds) thematically similar. It’s not quite true, though I do enjoy both of these loops. I’m going with the Echo Lake loop, in part because I do so love how it starts out with a wonderful, jazzy bang with a take on “Night and Day”. But I’m a sucker for a good opener.
(3) Fantasmic (Disneyland) soundtrack vs. (14) Space Mountain loop: So, here is a case where a show’s audio is up for a vote, in the form of the Disneyland version of Fantasmic. (If you have seen both versions of Fantasmic in the United States, then you know there are differences, even if a few of them are relatively cosmetic.) It’s hard not to vote for the Fantasmic music, at least in this matchup. But I do like the Space Mountain ride audio too, even if I don’t think it stands a chance here.
(6) Indiana Jones Adventure queue loop vs. (11) Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage loop: Something you will note throughout this entire bracket is how much I personally prefer the music that flows through Adventureland, compared to almost anything else. The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage loop is very relaxed and pleasant, as would befit a ride inspired by the excellent 2003 film. But there’s just something about the big band music that floats through the Indiana Jones Adventure queue (the outdoor section, please note) that appeals to me. Indy (kind of) gets my vote.
Indiana Jones Adventure Queue
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage